The Texans have agreed to terms with fifth-round tight end Teagan Quitoriano on a four-year contract, according to a league source.
An honorable-mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2020 when he caught 14 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown, he caught 19 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns last season.
"I'm a well-rounded tight end," Quitoriano said during the draft. "I'm glad that Houston took a chance on me. That's all I wanted: was to get my foot in the door. Now I'm just going to try to kick it down."
He started as a true freshman for the Beavers.
The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times.
He was an all-state football and basketball selection in Salem, Oregon. He originally committed to Oregon before accepting a scholarship to Oregon State.
Quitoriano met on Zoom multiple times with Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and tight ends coach Tim Berbenich.
"They liked the way I played," Quitoriano said. "They like the way I've progressed in the run game. They have a lot of ideas and ways that they want to use me as a player. I just can't wait to help the franchise win games."
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.